Honda Civic Hybrid wears the shield

Honda Civic Hybrid wears the shield
Honda Civic Hybrid

London Metropolitan Police has acquired 117 new 2006 Honda Civic Hybrids to be put on duty. First introduced around five years ago as a Japanese Domestic Market model, the car was completely overhauled last year. The vehicle now sports a more powerful (20hp) electric motor, smaller Nickel-metal hydride batteries, as well as a more potent internal combustion engine with three stage i-VTEC and VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) systems.




Honda Civic Hybrid commercial video

The hybrid vehicles are leased on a two-year/24,000-mile contract.

Honda Civic Hybrid

All the Honda Civic Hybrids will be used by the MP’s Community Support Officers as part of a Safer Neighborhood scheme, which is supposed to give Londoners a little bit more security (or of a feeling thereof) through a little bit less of privacy.

It is planned, that officers will use Civic Hybrids to get from their police stations to the foot patrol area.

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See also: 2007 Toyota Prius Touring Edition